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debate. romney is totally debate fit in my opinion. he is in fighting shach after demolishing ten opponents in 20 debates. mr. obama on the other hand, he's a bit doughy, i don't think he's in shape for this. and by the way, just minutes ago, north korea accused the united states of plotting to attack it as a steppingstone to dominate asia and has used the word nuclear war. well, how does president obama plan on handling these nut jobs? let me tell you that wednesday's debate, romney is going to broaden his message to include foreign policy. >>> plus we have a surprise increase in the ism manufacturing report. >>> plus again bernanke defends his debt plan. he's enabling the obama treasury to sell trillions of dollars in deficits. >>> hundreds of mexicans are involved in the fast and furious. this is a terrible story, hundreds of mexicans may be involved. should attorney general holder be fired immediately over this new information? >>> the ism signals no recession, that's good. but is the obama-bernanke qe stimulus plan going to bail out the president in this election and what abo
tomorrow. hey, larry, what do you have for us? >> jimmy, 44 days in the election. mitt romney is making a tax cut on middle class people. he's increasing take-home pay. that's what worked to get reagan elected. question, will it work for romney? good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." our top story tonight. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad declares israel would be, quoting him now, eliminated. and what is president obama going to do about this, not meeting with world leaders, not meeting with israeli prime minister netanyahu? this is when president obama says israel is one of our best friends in the region, just one. instead, he's yacking it up on daytime talk shows like "the view" and while there he refused to call the libyan attack on our embassy an attack of terrorism. tonight we'll look at one more sign of the weakness of this amateur president instead of a world leader. >>> also this evening, the battleground now shifts. new numbers now out shows mitt romney gaining ground on middle class families, a 14-point lead over president obama. romney's n
obama and mitt romney meanwhile battling it out in the swing state of ohio. john harwood joins us now with all the details. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. you know, in the wake of that 47% video last week, mitt romney's got a new message and that's to tell middle class people as well as the poor that he cares about them. he did it on the stump in ohio today, he also did it in an interview with our nbc colleague ron allen just a few minutes ago. here's mitt romney. >> i served as a pastor of a congregation with people of all different backgrounds and economic circumstances that i care very deeply about the american people and people of different socioeconomic circumstances. and i think throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record in massachusetts. don't forget, i've got everybody in my state insured. >> and here's some numbers, larry, that show you why that is mitt romney's message rather than tax cuts. you can't compare in the state of ohio where a new york times cbs poll shows mitt romney down by ten percentage points, president obama ahead on the econ
terrorist attack. this could be benghazi gate on the eve of the election. also this evening, mitt romney should draw a red line for middle income taxpayers and say you will not lose your deductions and you will get yours lower tax rates. he has to have a chris cal clear growth message in next week's debate. it could be his last chance. plus the nfl made a deal overnight and the real refs will be on the field this evening. this is a huge story where there were billions of dollars at stake. we have an exclusive new england patriots owner robert kraft joins me this evening. he is the first owner to speak out. all right. following monday's outburst by mahmoud ahmadinejad, it was israeli benjamin netanyahu's turn today. danielle lee joins us with the details. >> good evening. today prime minister netanyahu used a cartoon-like graphic to drive home his fear that iran could have a nuclear bomb completed by this coming summer. he said the time for peaceful negotiations is running out. from a fight over the west bank to fears about iran's nuclear program, netanyahu spoke under pressure before the
happened in benghazi. >> jennifer rubin, back to you. interesting. a bloomberg news poll, mitt romney is now plus six against obama on the issue of national security. >> yes. >> me, i think romney would be nuts if he doesn't press this case. you have a bipartisan group in the senate. democrats and republicans with a letter saying you have to give us a better hearing. you have to give us a better explanation. romney should be all over this. >> >> and they have not been. i have been complaining openly, in private, anywhere people will listen to me. it goes to the credible of the president and leadership. a person that would lie to the american people for his own political benefit about a incident of this level of severity on national security, that person doesn't belong in the white house. he needs to make that case. he can't make it through john mccain, as good as john mccain is, he can't make it through rudy giuliani as good as he is on this. he has to articulate himself and that's a test of leadership. >> should do it right now. thank you very much, colonel jack jacobs and jennifer r
mentioned president obama and mitt romney hitting the spring state of ohio in duelling events. the president speaking ott bowling green university. governor romney in bedford heights, pushing his economic plan to business leaders there. the polls show the president is holding a lead in the state. cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood has the latest on that. >> the 18 electoral votes in ohio are critical. no republicans won the white house without them. mitt romney is in a hole in ohio now. new york times cbs poll out this morning showed him down by 10 percentage points in ohio. other polls show it closer. everybody agrees he's behind. look at the numbers. it tells you about his ohio trouble from this poll when you ask people who's better on the economy, that's mitt romney's signature issue. barack obama by 51 to 45%. when you ask who would favor the rich, 8% say president obama. 58% say mitt romney. that's not good for him. when asked does mitt romney or barack obama understand the problems of people like you, by 59% to 38% people say obama understands, romney does not. that exp
late in the day the dow well 101 points. media jumped all over romney's remark. you hear very little when his opponent makes the gaff. is obama giving him a free ride? ann coulter is going to weigh in. the candidates are laying out their vision of the economy and the world. >> good evening. >> good evening, larry, foreign policy took front stage in the national campaign today as both candidates were in new york today making their arguments around the world starting with president obama addressing the general assembly today. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. there is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant or cause death and destruction in pakistan. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was over at the clinton initiative where he talked about how he would handle foreign policy. he said he would handle the way the united states handles foreign aid. >> a temporary aid package can give the economy a boost and employ people for a time but it can't sustain a economy for a long-term. it can't
reserves of shale gas. and spokesman for mitt romney says the obama administration should formally their china a currency manipulator. semiannual report due on the topic released by treasury in mid october. >> it had stopped for a while and yuan was slowly moving up, but then with all the pressures with their economy, it's kind of turned around. >> when you start messing around with china as a political football on either side, election nearing and -- >> and tensions between china and japan got pretty bad. i heard the lexus is going to be slowing down production because wealthy people don't want to buy a japanese luxury sedan. >> a lot of people that were wealthy aren't quite as wealthy as they used to be. i think trump was always railing about china, too. >> in other news out of washington, the white house is reportedly prepare to go direct federal agencies to develop guidelines for owners of power, water and other infrastructure facilities. it would give the agencies 90 days to propose new regulations and create a new cyber security council at the department of homeland security.
to receive less from social security to help fix the nation's financial problems? that's what mitt romney is proposing. >> people with higher incomes won't get the same high growth rate in their benefits than people with lower incomes. >> announcer: is it time for americans to pay up for entitlements and will that end up costing him votes in november? plus, which defense companies will get hit the hardest if congress isn't able to avoid billions in spending cuts? details are ahead. and is it possible to solve global poverty and be prosperous at the same time? the head of one venture capitalist thinks so. the equity summary score consolidates the ratings of up to 10 independent research providers into a single score that's weighted based on how accurate they've been in the past. i'm howard spielberg of fidelity investments. the equity summary score is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades today and explore your next investing idea. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good
in cnbc's exclusive all-american survey today. mitt romney edges the president on who will be better to curb out debt and deficit. but the president is ahead on who's better to get the economy back on track. steve liesman is here with the disconnect. >> we've been puzzling over this all day. i want to show you the results we have from our national survey of 800 americans. take a look on the economy. who would be better over the next four years. first of all, we asked people, are you better or worse with compared to the last four years? no question here. 55 to 27 definitively, things are worse. what about who's better over the next four years? obama beats romney by nine point. that's more than other surveys out there. caution here, weak survey. other surveys more interested in the political side. they survey registered and likely voters. how about jobs? six to two, worse on jobs. who's better? obama wins. the one place where romney wins is as maria said, on the next one, on the deficit. overwhelmingly, people think the deficit is worse than it was four years ago. they're right. they s
-founder and romney supporter tom stemberg. no one understands the swing state of ohio better than senator rob portman. he'll be joining us from cincinnati. but before we get to all this, and believe me, this is a lot to get on today, let's get you up to speed on this morning's other top headlines with andrew. welcome back. >> thanks. we haven't even talked about football, but i hope we get a chance to. china central bank reportedly injecting 57.9 billion into money markets. regulators are struggling to maintain liquidity without the injection. speaking of china, the country's largest listed steel maker has suspended output at a plant as the economy slows and demand weakens. meantime 40% of china's iron ore mines are standing idle as steel prices have crumbled. and loans to firms and households fell more than expected. ecb staying loans to the private sector fell 0.6% from the same month a year ago. italy's borrowing costs falling at a bond auction today. analysts say the auction shows nand for italian government paper remains healthy. and eu regulators are prepare to go charge microsoft for failing t
, a presidential candidate, a mitt romney surrogate and a "squawk box" guest. now he's the new head of the financial services round table. tim pawlenty will be joining us live at #:00 a.m. and the emmy awards, homeland winning for best raw made, modern family with best comedy. before we get to all of this, let's get you up to speed on all of the top stories. >> i was very happy about homeland last night. i know joe was i imagine, too, since we're both -- i think you're a homeland watcher, as well, right? >> no. i've seen the first couple of episodes. i don't -- no. >> jimmy kimmel did a nice job with it. let's get you caught up on the headlines. major supplier, foxconn, suspended production at a factory in china after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. the cause of the fight is under investigation. the taiwanese owned company declining to say whether this particular factory is involved in iphone production. apple and foxconn have been working together to improve labor conditions and raise wages there. foxconn makes components also for dell and he
about energy a little bit. he never has a plan. romney has a good plan, and i believe romney will carry it out. that all the people that have run for president since nixon, republican and democrat, have always said elect me and we'll be energy independent. romney has not said that. he has said with a north american alliance, that we can bring together mexico, canada, and the united states, and we can be energy independent using all of north america. but that's good because they're good neighbors. we work well together. all that can be accomplished, but romney is realistic about a plan. his plan is use our own resources. >> and we know that's a job creator. do you think he has a shot to win the election? >> oh, i think he will win the election. i think he has energy as a big component. there are 30 states in the united states now that produce energy. when i went in the energy business a long, long time ago, there was only nine states. there are 30 states now. so millions of jobs are created by the oil and gas industry in the united states. >> right, right. let me get your take on natural
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to the upcoming election. there's such a divergence of opinion between president obama and senator romney, where they want to take the country and what direction it would be. i think corporations are just holding back cash. i think individuals are holding back cash too. we're seeing less investment in the marketplace. if we're going see the fiscal cliff, which i'm sure we'll talk about throughout the day, but if we're going to see the bush tax cuts roll off, we're talking about dividends going up significantly. right now you cannot get any yield. everyone is chasing yield. you can't get it from the united states government. they'll pay you nothing. people are going say, wait a minute, now i have to pay 36% and i have risk in the marketplace. these are a lot of big issues. >> i know you meant governor romney. >> let me apologize. >> do you think we go to the election and are in standstill mode until then? once we get the clarity of who's in the white house, what's your expectation? >> i do. i don't anticipate a lot. i know people are talking about that we'll see more in the early parts of novembe
on whether americans think obama or romney have the better plans for the economy and check out the full survey results, make sure you go to cnbc.com to get all the information on this survey. simon? >> interesting, steve, thank you very much. >>> let's get a market flash with seema mody. >> finally look at ashland, a specialty chemical firm moving lower in today's trade after the posting a 9.7% sequential drop in august sales for its specialty ingredient he is segment, the biggest contributory overall sales. european seasonality cited as one of the reasons for the drop. look at shares down 6%. back to you, simon. >> thank you very much. >>> the traffic is especially bad in no, this week because of the united nations general assembly but bad enough to cause this? we will show you what happened next on "power lunch." >>> plus, she's commonly referred to around cnbc as chair bair. now, she rk, shelia bair is sof on her chair at the fdic. quotes like this are taking people by surprise. "tim geithner had been the bail out irin chief during the trait crisis. as president of the new york fed,
. >>> and larry kudlow will give us his take on the president and romney's aappearances on "60 minutes" last night. that's coming up in the next hour. >>> first, though, apple selling millions of iphone 5s over the weekend. jon fortt is live in san jose with what the real number is. there's some disagreement about that this morning. >> reporter: there is. 5 million is the number of iphone 5s when one prominent apple analyst had been looking for 6 million to 10 million. that 5 million compares to 5 million a year to go to the 4s. this doesn't count preordered ich 5s that were shipped but that weren't signed for. if your phone arrived over the weekend but is waiting for you to pick it up, that doesn't count. it doesn't count the 2 m phones ordered the first day but that won't get delivered until today or later. it's too soon to gauge exactly what this means for demand. piper jaffray estimated last week that lines has been 30% longer than they were for the 4s. a couple of other tidbits, the check of about 20 stores over the weekend showed that they were short of iphones. so there might have been quit
. but pointless, really. going to lose to the reds one way or another. >>> both president obama and mitt romney will be in ohio today. the story behind that swing state. >>> welcome back. take a look and you'll see that the dow futures are slightly higher. s&p futures up by close to two and a half. this comes after the market ended on its weakest levels of the day yesterday. yesterday was the worst day for the month of september for the dow. it was the worst day in two months for the nasdaq and it was the worst day in three months for the s&p 500. all of that kind of playing out overseas as well. in europe this morning, you are going to see some red arrows. a lot of concern about what's happening as protests pick up in spain, and you see more concerns coming in greece right now about austerity measures. the german dax is down by about 1.5%. the nikkei in japan was down by 2%. >>> in "sporting news," the atlanta braves are on their way to the postseason in. the boft the ninth against the marlins last night, freddy freeman connected and takes it to straight center for a walk-off homer. exciting.
end. and then -- but if romney wins it, you would see them all extended. is there one that would have a better outcome in your view? >> you know, i think there's a -- there's a tension between two different things here. on the one hand, there's a sense that in the very near term with a weak overall economic performance continuing that raising levels of taxes wherever in the distribution may have some negative effects on economic growth. and then there's a harder long-term question, frankly, which is how tax rates on capital gains, on dividends which feed through a somewhat complicated channel by encouraging various kinds of saving activity and ultimately lowering the cost of capital to businesses and encouraging investment, how that translates into long-term economic growth. that is frankly a difficult chain to try to measure in any precise way, and consequently it's harder to be able to trace through the quantitative impacts on growth to follow through on channels for that. >> to follow-up on that, which plan, do you think it's problematic for the economy at this point to have taxes
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, on "closing bell." we'll have also romney's biggest donors ahead on "power lunch," so stay tuned. >> that is a cruel tease, robert. i cannot believe you're going to make us wait for "closing bell" until number one. >> what's great is you're going to be surprised who that is. you'll also have a lot of surprises on the republican list. when i did this reporting, i thought i knew who those donors were, but i didn't. so got to stay tuned for later. >> another great tease. robert, good to see you. >>> billionaire boss. the surprising results of new research into the success and failure rates for venture backed start-ups. stick around to see them. >>> also retailers trying to avoid going the way of dinosaur. which stores are most likely to end up on our "squawk on the street" engaged species list. that's straight ahead. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above,
to reign it in. >>> plus, what happens in france stays in san francisco? maria speaks with a mitt romney supporter and hp ceo carly fiorina. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...you see they all have h a deeper knowledgeresting in of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. sleep train's inventory clearance sale is ending soon. save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the savings high to keep the prices low. but hurry, the inventory clearance sale is ending soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> welcome back. all day we've been looking at key issues facing specific industries in q-4. r
facing a 20 billion euro shortfall. >>> and mitt romney and president obama disagree over israel ramping up the rhetoric. >> and foxconn shuts down a northern chinese factory after a brawl involving 2,000 workers. >>> germany's sentiment index falls, and the mood continuing to u.s. futures. closing in on the start of the trading day, dow jones implied to open lower by more than 35 points. nasdaq and s&p 500 also looking to shed their gains, as well. take a look now at the cnbc ftse global 300. down a third of a% in light of that data which hit just about an hour ago. european markets she the ftse 100 down 0.4%. xetra dax this one in focus this morning, that's down 0.6%. cac 40 down almost 1% this morning. this ahead of a key budget unveiling. ibex 35 not benefiting from the risk off attitude. down 1.6%. >> and i think the ifo number, we had a better pmi out of germany last week, so the expectations it would hold up and it didn't. but it is worth pointing out 50% of the responses were taken before the constitutional court ruling in germany. quite a lot of paper being issued by italy this
post" abc news poll shows 49% of likely voters favoring the president versus 47% for romney. amongst all registered voters, obama hold as five point lead, but 52% of them are being a stros swi acrosses swing states, they favor the obama. the debate starts wednesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> and if president obama is reelected, one of the first job may be to find a replacement for geithner. the wall street journal reports the white house chief of staff jack lew and former clinton chief of staff are two top candidates. both budget experts and could play a major role in the looming fiscal cliff. >>> nokia's into another big customer for its mapping software. the "wall street journal" says the company will unveil a deal with oracle today in san francisco. nokia also recently signed deals with groupon and amazon. nokia a got into the map business with it purchase and has been expanding the service. and back to the banks, shares in banco have been suspended. the bank has announced it will report record write downs of 9.3 billion euro this is year and have suspended its dividend this month.
. >> and this is important with romney saying he's not being tough enough on iran. and the papers this morning have a peace symbol. very potent particularly on this day in the jewish calendar. >>> shares of caterpillar are down this morning due to concerns about the global economy. and specifically capital expenditure from commodity producers. what does cat's warning mean for global investors? let's go trade in the globe. tim seymour is joining us from asset management and founder of the mergemoney.com. what does it mean? >> well, if you look at what caterpillar said in 2012, it is different than 2011 when they said the world is a wash in demand. they were concerned about meeting capacity. yesterday they were really saying and pointing squarely at dealers in china and even in latin america where they think there's an inventory overhang they need to work through. the bottom line is they are saying the world is moderately better. that we're going to see somewhat tempered but real global growth. and i think to go out and sell miners here on the back of what caterpillar says is cautious. if you listen to what
hopping back on the campaign trail. romney will also be speaking in new york. >> he's getting some criticism for his schedule in meetings. in any case, stick around because still to come, bowing out of investment banking. the future is looking bleak for rbs. >>> meredith whitney says banks have been behind the curve in terms of downsizing and employees are paying for it now. >> if you think about all the other industries that have gotten more competitive, more profitable, the banking sector and insurance sector have been laggards behind it and they employ a lot of people. so they'll see significant layoffs. interesting for goldman, they're cutting all of their highest paid people. so it's not a great time. i think the industry is as bad as i've seen it. >> so how bad is it going to get? joining us for more is bank equity research and european banking editor. welcome to you both. do you agree with meredith whitney, is it as bad as you've seen it and are there a lot more job cuts to come? >> yeah, i think it's pretty bad. i think it all kind of centers around what's going on with the
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